Sherlock series 3: how to unlock the title of the third episode

The BBC will hide a cryptic clue in tonight's Sherlock series two repeat for fans to deduce the title of series three's final instalment

Sherlock fans, have your deerstalker hat and pipe at the ready – it’s time to play detective. While the BBC have previously announced titles of the first two episodes of Sherlock series three, you’re going to have to work a little hard to uncover the name of the final instalment.


The third episode – which will follow on from The Empty Hearse and The Sign of Three – is due to begin filming this summer after a recess for cast and crew and has so far been shrouded in mystery. But not for much longer…

Series two of the popular detective drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman begins its repeats on BBC1 at 8:30pm tonight and fans keen for a spot of detective work should keep a close eye out for a clue to the third and final title of the new series. One word of the episode name is hidden in each of the 90-minute instalments showing over the next three weeks.

“The title’s in the series 2 titles, but which titles could we mean?” tease the BBC who have also revealed that the first letter will appear after about 15 minutes.


So think outside the box. Channel Sherlock. Use the science of deduction. And good luck…